The Best Episodes of Magic City

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2018

As Frank Sinatra rings in a new year in the grand ballroom of Miami Beach's most luxurious dream palace – the Miramar Hotel – its visionary leader, Ike Evans, must deal with the Mob, his complicated family and a city in the midst of dramatic change as Fidel Castro takes control of Cuba, just 200 miles offshore. By day the hotel at the center of "Magic City" is all diving clown acts and cha-cha lessons by the pool, but at night Miami Beach reveals a darker truth. Dopers, dealers, strippers, gangsters and those who arrest them drift together to hear the top nightclub acts perform. Just beneath the surface, racial tensions stir. Ike must deal with all of this, even while global intrigue is brewing right under his roof.

The Sins of the Father

#1 - The Sins of the Father

Season 2 - Episode 8

Ike and Ben's future rests on the outcome of the gambling bill; Klein considers Ike's offer regarding the Butcher; the end approaches for Stevie and Lily; Vera is overwhelmed with grief.

star 8.32
124 votes
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Sitting on Top of the World

#2 - Sitting on Top of the World

Season 2 - Episode 6

Stevie's sex and booze-soaked deejay convention takes over the hotel. Mercedes makes a revelation to Vera. Ike's plot to fix the Cuban lottery begins. Ben seeks revenge in the wrong places.

star 8.18
109 votes
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... And Your Enemies Closer

#3 - ... And Your Enemies Closer

Season 2 - Episode 7

Ike's deal to run the Havana hotels hurts his ties to Victor. Stevie starts a new job with Ben. Klein swears to destroy Ike as passage of the gambling bill nears. Sy Berman arrives in Miami.

star 8.11
119 votes
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Crossroads

#4 - Crossroads

Season 2 - Episode 4

Ike makes mob boss Sy Berman a risky offer - Havana for the Miramar Playa. Danny commits to Jack Klein and learns the truth about Ben Diamond. Ben ruins an arms deal with the Cubans, with tragic results.

star 8.05
113 votes
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World in Changes

#5 - World in Changes

Season 2 - Episode 5

Ike and Meg grow close as Meg uses connections to fight the gambling bill. Vera must face reality about her dancing future. Danny's world roils due to the busted arms deal. Ben makes Stevie an offer.

star 8.02
113 votes
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Who's The Horse and Who's The Rider?

#6 - Who's The Horse and Who's The Rider?

Season 1 - Episode 7

Things are going badly for Ike: Meg turns down his offer, he is caught lying to Ben and Klein shows him damning evidence. Meanwhile, Stevie's affair comes back to haunt him.

star 8.00
118 votes
Directors: Nick Gomez
Writers: Mitch Glazer
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Adapt or Die

#7 - Adapt or Die

Season 2 - Episode 3

Ike goes to Cuba to retrieve Maria's ashes and set his plan to oust Ben in motion. Stevie is lured deeper into Ben's world. Stevie offers a chemical solution when Vera struggles with exhausting rehearsals.

star 7.98
128 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Mitch Glazer
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Time and Tide

#8 - Time and Tide

Season 1 - Episode 8

Lily and Stevie's affair becomes dangerous for them both and Judi finds herself in Klein's hands.. meanwhile, Mercedes and her father receive some bad news.

star 7.95
107 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Mitch Glazer
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Angels of Death

#9 - Angels of Death

Season 2 - Episode 2

Ike launches a risky plan to rid the Miramar Playa of Ben Diamond; Ben seeks permission to kill Ike; Stevie and Lily have a real date; Vera is threatened by Meg; Ben hosts a depraved Seder.

star 7.95
131 votes
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Atonement

#10 - Atonement

Season 1 - Episode 4

While Ike has to deal with a break in at his hotel, Vera begins planning an extravagant charity function that she hopes Jackie Kennedy will attend. Elsewhere, Victor struggles to get his wife out of Cuba.

star 7.93
137 votes
Writers: Mitch Glazer
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Crime and Punishment

#11 - Crime and Punishment

Season 2 - Episode 1

Ike's wife and son learn about his silent partners as they scramble to raise bail; Ben, fearing Ike will crumble under the pressure of the murder charge, offers unexpected aid.

star 7.93
142 votes
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Suicide Blonde

#12 - Suicide Blonde

Season 1 - Episode 5

Photos of Lily and Stevie become public, while Danny and Mercedes romance grows. Meanwhile, Ike protects Judi from Ben and Vera tries to get pregnant.

star 7.87
116 votes
Writers: Mitch Glazer
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The Harder They Fall

#13 - The Harder They Fall

Season 1 - Episode 6

Ben and Ike bet heavily on a boxing match and Vera receives another cancellation from Jackie Kennedy. Meanwhile, Danny receives photos intended for Stevie and the DA makes an important discovery.

star 7.83
108 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Mitch Glazer, Lawrence Konner
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Castles Made of Sand

#14 - Castles Made of Sand

Season 1 - Episode 3

Ike tries to bribe officials to legalize casino gambling. An old friend visits Vera, and Ben wonders if his wife is faithful. Ike contacts his wealthy ex-sister-in-law for a favor.

star 7.75
141 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Mitch Glazer
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The Year of the Fin

#15 - The Year of the Fin

Season 1 - Episode 1

Ike Evans, owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, needs his 1958 NYE concert to be a smash. He makes a deal with mobster Ben Diamond to ensure success that threatens his life and family.

star 7.68
229 votes
Directors: Carl Franklin
Writers: Mitch Glazer
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Feeding Frenzy

#16 - Feeding Frenzy

Season 1 - Episode 2

Ike Faces the disappearance of Mike Strauss while DA Klein attacks organized crime through Ike's law-student son. Meanwhile, Stevie Evans' affair with Lily Diamond heats up.

star 7.67
159 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
Writers: Mitch Glazer
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